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want to state we're not here trying to undermine funding for sandy, needed for sandy. some of the things the house did i think are legitimate in terms of saying let's set aside unrelated matters. it doesn't mean we cast them into the dust bin never to be seen again. it simply means let's let those that are not emergency situations be more carefully examined in terms of whether we need that. and if someone does come to the floor, as senator lee is going to do, is my understanding, and offers a potential offset, let's at least look at that possibility. the debt clock is ticking and ticking ever faster. and it is destroying the hopes and dreams of future generations. and i think we have a moral responsibility to at least be as conscious and effective with dealing with the taxpayers' dollars in terms of how they're spent, whether it's an emergency supplemental related to a disaster or whether it's just a normal appropriation that comes along every year through our appropriations process. we haven't exercised that kind of discipline, and our country is going to pay a very seriou
. >> the northeast in a deep freeze and that sandy aid is still on ice because it looks like harry ain't in a hurry. >> welcome, i'm in for neil cavuto. remember the outrage when republicans in the house questioned the pork in the sandy aid bill. accused of holding it hostage. >> i'm infewerrated. >> it's institutionable an every level. >> have some guts, put it up, vote yes or no. >> this is a dollars on top of a disaster. i'm sit hearing in shock. it's unprecedented and disgusting. >> we cannot leave here doing nothing. that would be a disgrace. >> so why the holdup now? the house passed the aid package ten days ago and still stuck in the senate as sandy victims are freezing with temperatures in the northeast dropping into the teens. the wind chill making you feel like it's below zero. we're going to talk to asen divictim. first to david lee miller, at a tent city in new york where folks are just trying to keep warm. david? >> these tents behind me, a great deal more than just a place to stay warm. you can see this fedex tractor-trailer. inside it's packed with donated replies. and then look at t
sandy survivors, how they're coping coming up. plus, senator john kerry, the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee, testifying to the senate foreign relations committee. it's all about his bid to be the next secretary of state. so how is that going to go? that's coming up. [ male announcer ] this is sheldo whose long day setting up the news starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. >>> fox weather alert. it's january and cold. to relief for the deep freeze across the northern u.s. and forecasters say a developing storm could add snow to the mix. temperatures, better than the last couple of days bus freezing in louisville and d.c. especially painful for families who don't have any electricity or heat after superstorm sandy slammed the northeast. volunteers have set up warming tents on staten island. >> we have some propane heaters. our tent has propane heater but weather conditions like this the heater doesn't work so well. for t
hurricane sandy relief package is manned for 5:30. and tomorrow senators will take up the confirmation vote of the nomination of massachusetts senator john kerry to be the next secretary of state. live coverage here on c-span the. c-span2. a bipartisan group of senators today will unveil immigration proposals at a news conference at 2:30 eastern with live coverage on c-span. this is ahead of a speech president obama will give on immigration policy tomorrow in las vegas. and wanted to tell you a little bit more about some of the new members of the 113th congress from massachusetts. democratic elizabeth warren, who defeated incumbent senator scott brown, was an early advocate for the formation of the consumer financial protection bureau and is the first woman to represent massachusetts in the senate. over in the house, joseph kennedy will represent the state's 4th district. he's the grandson of former u.s. attorney general and presidential nominee robert f. kennedy. ♪ ♪ >> if we turn away from the needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing about this sufferin
. president obama called for lawmakers to renew the ban after the massacre at sandy hook in newtown, connecticut. senator feinstein says the issue is also very personal for her. remember, she became mayor of san francisco in 1978 after a gunman shot and killed the mayor at city hall. >> once you have been through one of these episodes, once yous like, it isn't like the movies. it changes your view of weapons, i think. >> shepard: the assault weapons ban expired almost a decade ago and tonight a spokesman for the nra says there is no need to renew it because gun bans do not work. >>> shannon bream live in d.c what would this new bill do exactly. >> it would ban the sale, manufacture, transfer and importation of 157 specific guns, along with a broader group of other guns that would meet a new lower threshold for classifying a firearm as an assault weapon. there would be numerous bans on various high capacity magazines and beefed up background checks on the sale and transfer of all assault weapons. vice president joe biden said today assault weapons aren't necessary for personal prote
the challenges sandy present for our economy, i will not let new jersey go back to its old ways of wasteful spending. we will continue to deal with our problems by protecting the hard work -- the hard earned money. we will not turn back. [applause] host: that as the governor of new jersey. here are comments coming in on twitter. "the biggest problem in new jersey is property taxes which goes to pay high salaries and benefits for teachers and municipal workers." bill says, "the biggest issue is finding a democrat strong enough to run against the defeat krupp bridget defeat gov. chris christie." roger joins is now from tennessee on the independent line -- joins us now from tennessee on the independent line. caller: [indiscernible] -- they just sit home and get get debt. they have become lazy. host: my on our republicans line. -- mike on our republican line. caller: i want to comment on the prescription pills on our state. we have an epidemic in our state where you cannot even leave your home to go to the store. if you leave your house in a war area -- in a rural area, you could go away for tw
and decided to not have a vote on the sandy relief package. that made house lawmakers angry in the northeast. governor chris christie of new jersey also had some tough words for him. he pulled the proposal because conservative republicans said the bill was loaded with pork with projects not related to the storm and they should've gone through the normal appropriations process. a couple days later, he narrowly hung onto his speakership as 10 republicans did not vote for him. now -- and right after that, they ended up passing a hurricane sandy bill. even that only received 49 republican votes. all that as a backdrop, house leaders last week went to williamsburg to figure out the task force on the debt ceiling on the across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequester, coming up. also, at the end of march, we have the continuing resolution, because the senate has not passed a full budget and the two chamber is not agree to a budget, but they have been working off a continuing resolution which funds the government for certain amount of time. it will end on march 27. house leaders tried to put
had a derailment because of it. we had record fires. we had record levels of damage from sandy, $70 billion. if we can't see the downside of spending that money and risking lives for all the changes that are taking place, to agriculture, to our communities, the ocean and so forth, we are ignoring what science is telling us. i will be a passionate advocate on this not based on ideology but based on facts and science. and i hope to sit with all of you and convince you that this $6 trillion market is worth millions of american jobs and we better go after it. >> to my good friend senator barrasso, wyoming is a producer state, new mexico is also a producer state and i found the same experience that senator kerry has talked about in massachusetts, in new mexico, the fastest growing sector these renewable jobs. so i think it's a big opportunity for us. we should be pursuing it. i agree with what he just said and i hope we can work with each other, because we should try to pull together and discuss the facts and really pursue this sector that is going to be so vital to the future and vital
in a gun clip than with banning assault weapons. he said that might have slowed down the gunman at sandy hook elementary. >> if it took longer, maybe one more kid would be alive. >> meanwhile, senator dianne feinstein unveiled her bill yesterday surrounded by police chiefs, mayors and crime victims. it would ban the manufacture, sale, and transportation of 157 types of guns and also lower the threshold for other guns to be classified as assault weapons. the bill would ban high capacity magazines and beef up background checks. critics say the bill won't make it out of congress. >>> to world news now, more threats from north korea. the communist regime says south korea participates in sanctions, it could face war. it calls the united states its sworn enemy. >>> in the meantime, investigators with the ntsb found two problems with the dreamliner. they say the batteries show signs of short circuiting and found chemical overheating and a reaction called thermal runway. they are still testing the batteries at the ntsb lab in d.c. the dreamliner is the most technically advanced plane in the worl
for an extraordinary daughter who came to the rockaways after sandy just helping people unannounced without fanfare, just getting down and helping people because she needed help after that tell storm so that was extraordinary public service and i want to also say, madam secretary, that you have been secretary of state, at an extraordinary time in the history of the united states of america and the world. you have managed to challenge in an extraordinary manner when you took the job america had a tarnished image abroads you have revived our brand and traveled over a million miles to the most challenging areas of the world and touched the lives of the most vulnerable. with your leadership of initiatives you have deepened our confidence that foreign aid can be responsibly spent. on behalf of a grateful nation and the people of the 5th congressional district i thank you for a job well done. the attacks on our mission at benghazi were a painful reminder that our diplomats are in harm's way and there are in some of the same and unstable and hostile environments as our military but they do not have the sa
force that he spearheaded in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school shootings. >> mitt romney will be in washington, dc, today, video from the concession speech back in november. the former g.o.p. presidential nominee has kept a low profile since losing the election. the former massachusetts governor and his wife are set to attend a luncheon in their honor at the marriott hotel in the capitol. mitt romney is a member of the board of directors of the he they will chain. >> traffic and weather together are next on the abc7 morning news. we have a live look at the golden gate bridge if you can see it. mike nicco will have the full accweather forecast and a look at fog and drizzle this morning and check in with sue hall and the abc7 traffic center. >> it looks like something straight officer the jetson's, a northern california man making flying cars a reality. >> hello, 6:10. and now what is going on outside. live doppler 7 hd shows it is quiet and we do have pockets of drizzle and fog. as we led to the afternoon, we will see more sunshine than yesterday but a stay shower is possi
. >> in the wake of the sandy hook shooting a group begins to assess what happened and what can be done to keep it from happening again, details at 11:00.  >>> you thought it was cold here, other parts of the east coast and midwest are dealing with bone chilling temperatures tonight. fox's mike tobin has more on the frigid winter weather. >> reporter: bitter cold putting a deep freeze on new york city. the bryant park fountain in midtown manhattan turned into an icy work of heart. >> a perfect display on instagram of just how cold new york is right now. >> reporter: people bundling up to protect themselves from the weather. >> i have another pair under these pants and this over here. >> reporter: the chilly weather creating quite a scene in duluth, minnesota, where temperature below 0 caused steam to roll off lake superior forming clouds over the lake. the cold snap caused trouble in chicago where firefighters returned to a burning warehouse after a 2 day old blaze reignited in a building burning inside as the exterior and infrastructure of the warehouse was covered
democrat senator dianne feinstein unveiled new gun legislation thursday in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school massacre. >> our weak gun laws allow these mass killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. >> reporter: the new measure would ban the sale, manufacturer, transfer and importation of 157 specific guns and other guns that would meet a new lower threshold for being classified as an assault weapon. the bill would also ban high capacity magazines holding more than 10 rounds, and it would beef up background checks. but joe biden who led the gun control task force says he's less concerned with assault weapons and more concerned with limiting high capacity magazines, saying the newtown shooter could have been slowed down. >> maybe it would have took longer, maybe one more kid would be alive. >> reporter: feinstein says her bill would not take away second rights. but a nra spokesman says otherwise, saying the focus should be on prosecuting victims and fixing the mental health system. senator feinstein and president obama have acknowledged the difficu
jersey areas. were a lot of hurricane sandy damage still is existing. the question is do you look at the facts, we have biological and social economic systems that are in play with rapidly changing global climate. seo keeps going up. it's important. maybe this is a problem that man has made? >> just recently it was that we could go forward and get $136 billion in investments from governments, they predict it would spur over $560 billion in investment from the private sector. so actually there is new industries to be created, whether it's geo- engineering or elsewhere. neil: you know congress' ability to take in the money and waste the money and lose the money. let's check out the president and first lady of the united states. ♪ [patriotic music playing] ♪ neil: what you make of that? >> you are investing in our country. when you say there is more certification, ice is retreating, glaciers are retreating. we have to do something about this area and hopefully the president will provide some leadership. this is a world problem and we need everyone engaged. neil: all right, thank
it was in the senate version of sandy it was not put into the house version house -- house version of sandy. >> i would recommend this action we need to get moving on immediately. because we still have people at risk of around the world. we need to take the action that will ensure their security. i would urge the chairman and the ranking member to move the committee to do everything we can to make this happen. i want to go back to something said at a hearing on december 20. i asked about the cooperation between the department of defense and state. what the situation was on the ground before the benghazi in terms of the placement of our military in the region, he talked about the unprecedented cooperation between state and defense in response to benghazi. i wonder if you could talk about how we ensure this is a standard way of doing business and that we are acting in cooperation when looking at the threats facing us, particularly as we look at what is happening in north africa. >> that is a really important and timely question. our cooperation around this crisis was exemplary. the president called the s
'm glad that he used occasion of the sandy hook crisis to deal with the gun issues. that's -- that killing and -- sandy hook was -- these 20 babies who never had a chance to open their christmas presents, never could see -- something about that that -- a tipping point. yet, illuminates chicago. 32,000 killed nationally. the killing epidemic is huge. i wish it would come to chicago because -- antiseptic new -- the -- >> reverend jackson, we see the chief justice of the united states, john roberts, arriving on capitol hill behind us right now. he will be administering the oath of office to the president for a fourth time. yesterday was the third. twice four years ago. fourth and last time, we should point out. this will be a significant historic moment. >> we are 160 miles from jamestown, virginia, where the slave ship landed. he looks over where lincoln is immortalized and dr. king statue. >> look at that. sonia sotomayor, justice, arriving as well. she will be administering the oath of office. the vice president -- >> since '63 to today, many way it is whole world has change. >> have come
after superstorm sandy. and still don't have enough heat. one of the only places where people seemed to be having any fun -- this new york lake where the ice-boaters were out.going as fast as 60 miles an hour. but most people are not enjoying this. and the forecast suggests they're not getting much relief anytime soon. the cold weather is being blamed for the deaths of at least four people. including a 70-year-old illinois man found frozen in his unheated home. >> pam: saying california did the impossible, governor jerry brown trumpeted his balanced budget this morning in his state of the state address before the state legislature. the governor praised lawmakers for making tough spending cuts, and he praised voters for approving temporary tax increases. but he also said lawmakers must fulfill a promise to voters by not over- spending, and instead paying down debts, and storing up reserves for the leaner times ahead. the governor also called for a special session of the legislature to deal with those issues that must be decided immediately if california is to get the president's affor
boehner, if he wants to get bipartisan vote as he did on sandy relief, he has to be able to drop the hat, and it's personal changes and institutional changes. >> mr. mayor, you run one of the largest cities in the country, san antonio, texas. what can the president do to help? what do you need? >> the president can do what he has began during his first term. two great examples are to collaborate with agencies in his administration. making the transportation department work with the education department, work with the e.p.a., sustainable communicates, promised neighborhoods. to invest in brain power and education, and also lift up neighborhoods at the same time. and to his credit, he's been more collabrative with mayors, i think than we've seen in a long time. so i have a lot of hope for the second term. >> mayor castro of san antonio, texas, and brother joaquin castro in congress, very kind of you to spend a moment with us. >> great to be here. >> the president will be leaving the capitol shortly. he'll go out the east front where members of the u.s. military have been assembled so that
. >>> that arctic blast causing more misery to families trying to rebuild their lives after super storm sandy. some still without heat. david lee miller is in staten island where they've taken cover in tents. what can you tell us? >> unfortunately, the situation out here in staten island and for many areas in the northeast still dire for victims of sandy. let me give you some idea of the geography. if we pan to our left, here you see the coast line just beyond the trees. the water during the storm poured into this neighborhood. we're going to pan the other way across the street. you can see the debris that was once a home and next door on either side you can see other homes completely destroyed, damaged. they have written notices on them, they've been condemned, they're not habitable. behind me now, this is a tent city, entirely set up by volunteers. this tent city services about 100 people a day. as many as 1500 over the weekend. let's go inside the community center here, if you will. you can get some idea of what's going on. this is a heated room. new york city police are providing diesel fuel fo
. >> this is after the sandy hook shooting? >> right. ammunition is really hard to get. so are weapons. >> you didn't raise your prices as well. >> right. we are the only gun stores i know of we didn't raise our prices and we are not going to. >> other reason came to texas we read an article about your gun range and offering free classes to a certain group of individuals. what is that group why are you doing this? >> all teachers, faculty and bus drivers they are trying to take away guns in schools. if you look back there hasn't been a single massacre that's taken place other than where chl, conceal handgun license are not allowed. >> they're not allowed in schools across the country. you are having teachers sign up for this class, bus drivers, faculty? what's what are they saying? what's their reason for signing up? >> governor perry is talking about allowing teachers to carry in schools. i don't think just having a concealed handgun license is good enough. because if they are not completely trained but it's a start. i would rather give teachers the capability of carrying instead of them taking aw
will be reading this speech and the one after the shootings at sandy hook. that will be the obama portion of their reading in the speeches of american culture. those two speeches stand as one of the best things that i have heard in my life. i mean, i am talking and that good. host: mason next in a dayton, ohio. caller: good morning. how are you? are really thought president obama's speech was an lightning, and i thought it was very motivating and inspirational. it really spoke on the points that ring true for the majority of americans in this country. most of the polls have shown support for the president is at an all-time high of presidency is over the past several decades. i really hope that his call for gop not to be so obstructionist in the next four years, actually get the work done, is answered. on a second note, i have been very upset about the callers that have called in today, overreaching, saying that obama has not spoken on abortion rights, that unborn children should have rights, too. well, so should women have rights, and it is women's bodies. they should not control that. th
colleagues voted for the hurricane sandy relief. only 85 of their members voted to provide tax cuts to the middle class. when it comes to pushing our country over the brink, they're all in. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from michigan is recognized. mr. camp: thank you, mr. speaker. at this time i yield one minute to the distinguished gentleman from ohio, the speaker of the house. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. bayne -- the speaker: let me thank my colleagues for yielding and ask my colleagues to vote for the no budget new york pay act. the premise here is simple. it says that there should be no long-term increase in the debt limit until there's a long-term plan to deal with the fiscal crisis that faces our country. every hard working taxpayer in america knows that they have to do a budget. every hard working taxpayer understands that you expect continue to spend money you don't have. we are committed to continue to do a budget every year. and if you think about this, it's not just that we've done a budget the last
. the obama keep -- the obama people kept adding more with abortion, hurricane sandy. they were able to get and realize that although the economy is the most important, that is not all. voters do not go into the ballot box and only choose one issue as to why -- where do people who believe in free well, human reason, and intelligence and your ability to walk, to gum, and a shovel and have issues that are important to you. here is some -- chew gum and juggle and have issues importan tto you. the average family lives with the debt. they do not look that as a bad thing. they look at that as what enables them to own a home, send a kid to college, buy a car, start a business, to have a credit card that lets them go to dinner once or twice a month. i do not think that makes them live their lives responsibly -- i think that makes them live their lives irresponsibly. to say that is a four-letter word and bad. we are missing a lot of people that say, people do not deal with trillions. this whole thing about job creators in the bill this and did not build that, i think that is fine. i think republican
, and record levels of damage from hurricane sandy. $70 billion, if we can't see the downside of spending that money and risking lives for all of the changes that are taking place to agricultural to our communities the ocean and so forth, we're just ignoring what science is telling us. i will be a passionate advocate about this. not based on ideology. based on facts and science. and i hope to sit with all of you and convince you the $6 trillion market is worth millions of american jobs and leadership. and we better go after it. >> thank you, mr. chairman. >> senator udall. >> thank you, mr. chairman. to my good friend, senator barrasso, wyoming is a producer state and new mexico is also a producer state. and i found the same experience that the senator kerry talked about in terms of massachusetts, in new mexico, the fastest growing sector in the renewable jobs. and so i think it's a big opportunity for us, we should be pursuing it. i grew with what he -- i agree with what he just said. hypo with can work with each other. we should try to pull together and discuss the facts and really pu
for an extraordinary door -- daughter who came to the rockaways after sandy. just helping people. >> thank you. >> unannounced, without fanfare. just getting down and helping people. because they needed help after that terrible storm. so just extraordinary public service. and then i want to also say, madam secretary, that you have been a secretary of state and an -- at an extraordinary time in the history of the united states of america and the world. and you have managed the challenge in an equally extraordinary manner. when you took the job america had a ta tarnished image abroad. you have revived our brand, traveled over a million miles to the furthest reaches of the world, to the most challenging areas, and touched the lives of most vulnerable. with your leadership of initiatives like the qddr, you have deepened our confidence that foreign aid can be responsibly spent. on behalf of a grateful nation and definitely the people of the fifth congressional district, i want to thank you for a job well done. the attacks on our mission in benghazi were a painful reminder to all of us that our dipl
because of it. we had record fires, record damage from sandy, $77 billion. -- $70 billion. if we cannot see the downside of spending that money and risking lives for all the places with agriculture in the oceans and so forth, then we're just are a note -- and we are just ignoring what science tells us.i iwill be a passionate advocate about this, not based on ideology, but based on facts, based on science. i hope to stick with all of you and convince you that the $6 trillion market is worth millions of american jobs and leadership. and we better go after it. >> thank you. >> to my good friend, senator baraso, wyoming and new mexico are producer states. i found the same experience that senator kerrey is talking about in massachusetts in mexico. the fastest growing sector is these renewable jobs. i think it is a big opportunity for us. we should be pursuing it. i agree with what he just said. i hope we can work with each other because we should try to pull together and discuss the facts and really pursue this sector that will be so vital to the future and vital to job growth. but john, gre
in that the economy strengthened at the end, and he was very lucky with sandy, which probably help him in the very end. but if we had a strong candidate, we would've had a very strong election one with year -- one way or the other. the data mining they were able to do is quite remarkable. but if you run a conservative is a social democrat in this country and you have an even playing field, the social democrats will lose. >> i am the vice chairman of the college republicans at the catholic university of america. going off that last question, who do you think the republicans will pick for the nomination in 2016? and do you think we will win? this is being recorded, charles. so this prediction will come back to you in the future. >> well, some people have approached me. [laughter] [applause] so let me be very straight with you right now. if nominated, i will not run. [laughter] but if elected, i will serve. i'm just lazy. i've learned from bitter experience not to make predictions, especially ones that are four years off. we have no idea what the world will look like. but i think you know who the range o
, and we had a derailment because of it. we had record fires, record damage from sandy, $77 billion. if we cannot see the downside of spending that money and risking lives for all the places with agriculture in the oceans and so forth, then we're just are a note -- and we are just ignoring what science tells us. not based on ideology, but based on facts, based on science. i hope to stick with all of you and convince you that the $6 trillion market is worth millions of american jobs and leadership. and we better go after it. >> thank you. >> to mine good friend, senator barack so -- senator baraso, new mexico is a producer state. i found the same experience that senator kerrey is talking about in massachusetts in mexico. the fastest growing sector is these renewable jobs. i think it is a big opportunity for us. we should be pursuing it. i agree with what he just said. i hope we can work with each other because we should try to pull together and discuss the facts and really pursue this sector that will be so vital to the future and vital to job growth. but john, great to have you here. you r
. they testified yesterday in response to the shootings at newtown sandy hook elementary school were a young man described as having mental issues guns down 26 people, including 20 children, with an assault rifle on september 14. the committee has not addressed the issue of mental health since 2007. spent my first order of business this morning is to extend a warm welcome to our communities -- committees new members. and a focal order, tammy baldwin, senator chris murphy, senator tim scott and senator elizabeth warren. this is a remarkably talented group of freshmen senatorscome and we're glad to have them onboard. i know that some are also over at the hearing on senator kerry's hearing to be secretary of state starting at the same time. i also want to salute our new ranking member, senator alexander. has long been a valuable member of this committee. i have appreciated my relationship with former ranking member center in c. i look for to the same kind of close collaboration and partnership with my good friend senator lamar alexander. today our committee will examine a range of issues running me
of hurricane sandy. also this week they are expected to debate and approve the nomination of john carrie to be secretary of state. live coverage of the senate on c-span spab. and the house is out this week to allow members time in their home districts. they will meet in a brief session tomorrow but no business will take place. they will be back next week and you can see live coverage of the house here on c-span. a quick look now at some of the new faces of the 113 congress. mass mals well comes new senator elizabeth warren. she was an early advocate for the formation of the consumer protection bureau. she defeated scott brown and become it is first woman to represent massachusetts in the senate. in the house joseph kennedy represents the fourth district. he is the grandson of us senator robert f. kennedy. >> if we can weigh flt needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing about this suffering. >> the white house is a pulpit and you ought to take advantage of it. >> obesity in this country is nothing short of a public health crisis. >> i think i just had little
speeches followed at 4:30 with debate on a disaster aid spending bill for those affected by hurricane sandy. live gavel-to-gavel coverage here on c-span2. >> now, investment manager and former rick santorum supporter foster freiss reflecting on the 2012 presidential election, gay marriage and the future of the republican party. this event was hosted by the christian science monitor in washington d.c. [inaudible conversations] >> okay, here we go. i'm dave cook from the monitor. thanks for coming. our guest this morning is foster freiss who is visiting our fair city from his home in jackson, wyoming. he's accompanied by one of his advisers, matthew taylor. our guest was born in rice lake, wisconsin, and earned his degree in business administration at the university of wisconsin where he met his wife, lynn. he served two years as an army intelligence officer and then founded freiss associates, an investment firm whose brandywine fund was wildly successful. he sold controlling interest in the firm in 2001 but remains as chairman of freiss associates. in recent years he's focused on philanthrop
try to spend their money in a wiser, built-to-last kind of way. that's what the sandy supplemental allows. it also allows the state to draw down a portion of its hazard mitigation funding from fema in order to leverage mitigation opportunities earlier in the construction process. in the old days, it would take 18-36 months for funding to become available in some instances to rebuild a school. that's too long. can you imagine a community going three years, you know, without even getting their school started? i mean, i realize that sometimes it takes a long time to build things, but you don't want to just wait three years before you start. so the way that we do it now without spending any more money, it's just allowing them to -- the federal government to push out some of the front money to the locals, they can then get started and of course they will reimburse the federal government. so that is a very smart reform that's in there. in addition, we also provide grants on the basis of a reliable fixed estimate for expedited removal of storm debris. this approach will be faster, cheaper
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